Synonyms and Antonyms of circulate

  1. 1 to cause to be known over a considerable area or by many people <circulate the plans for the new stadium around town to get people's reaction> Synonyms broadcast, spread, disseminate, propagateRelated Words radiate, sprawl; diffuse, dispense, disperse, dissipate, scatter, sow; communicate, convey, impart, pass (on), transmitNear Antonyms cloak, conceal, enshroud, hide, hold (in), mask, obscure, secrete, shroud, veil; contain, limit, restrict

  2. 2 to make (as a piece of information) the subject of common talk without any authority or confirmation of accuracy <circulated a rumor that someone was about to be fired> Synonyms bruit (about), rumor, noise (about or out), whisperRelated Words bandy (about), blab, dish, gossip, tattle; bare, disclose, divulge, expose, let on (about), report, reveal, spill, tell; hint, imply, insinuate, intimate, suggest; blaze, broadcast, proclaim, promulgate, propagate, publicize, spread

  3. 3 to become known <the prince denies the story about an extramarital affair that's been circulating in the tabloids> Synonyms break, get out, come out, get about, get around, get round, leak (out), out, spreadRelated Words develop, transpire, unfold; disclose, reveal, spill, tellNear Antonyms hush (up), suppress; conceal, disguise, hide, mask; secrete

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